By Aishat Salihu
American singer, John Roger Stephens, better known as John Legend has been named the sexiest man alive by People magazine.
In reaction to the announcement, the 40-year-old said he was “excited” but “a little scared” by the honour.
Legend, who is married to model and TV presenter Chrissy Teigen, suggested the public would pick him apart to check if he is sexy enough for the title.
“Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title,” Legend told People.
“I’m (also) following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!”
Meanwhile, the singer’s wife, Teigen, 33, has changed her Twitter bio to read “currently sleeping with people’s sexiest man alive”.
The 2018 winner of the title Idris Elba congratulated Legend on Twitter, telling the singer “you deserve it”.
“My G 🙌🏾🙌🏾Congratulations brother !!! You deserve it. DO NOT TELL @TheRock He still thinks he’s got the title, I didn’t have the heart to tell him when I took it. 😬,” he wrote.
Previous winners include Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, 47, David Beckham, 44, and Idris Elba, 47.